REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SSIA CONFERENCE
‘Kickstarting the Seaweed Economy’
What are the practical barriers to growth and how do we overcome them?
Tues, February 18th 2020
Spaces still available: REGISTER HERE!
--- 10:15am --- Welcome: Walter Speirs and Councillor Roddy McCuish
--- 10:30am --- SESSION 1 - Cultivation - Chair: Lawrie Stove, AquaMoor
Haik van Exel - Hortimare: Seeding for success - enabling farmers in the Blue Economy
Bert Groenendaal - AtSea Nova: Towards Industrial Scale Seaweed Cultivation
Dr Zalina Dzhatieva - Argyll & Bute Council: Feasibility of Seaweed Farming in Argyll & Bute and Emergent Opportunities.
--- 11:30-12:00 - Coffee break ---
SESSION 2 - Processing - Chair: Walter Speirs
Sigurbjord Danielsdottir - Founder and CEO of SjøBørg AS: Macroalgae as Health Food from a Norwegian Perspective.
Andy Wilkinson - Oceanium - Sustainable Seaweed Processing at Scale - the Challenges and Opportunities
Dr Will Munro - Food Standards Scotland: Food regulation and the seaweed industry.
--- 13:00-14:30 - Lunch ---
SESSION 3 – Funding - Chair: Fiona Houston, Mara Seaweed
Pierre Erwes - Founder, BioMarine: Financing the Blue Economy.
Antoine Erwes - General Manager, International Blue Cooperative: Scaling up the Commercial Seaweed Sector.
--- 15:30-16:00 - Coffee break ---
SESSION 4 – Regulation - Chair: Richard Searle
Dr Tracey Begg – Marine Sustainability Manager, Scottish Natural Heritage: SNH Wild Seaweed Hand Harvesting Guidance.
David Pratt – Marine Scotland: Update on Progress of the Seaweed Review Group.
Alex Adrian – Crown Estate Scotland
--- 17:00 - Close ---
Tues, February 18th 2020 - 7:30pm -Cuan Mor, Oban
Workshops at Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS)
Weds, February 19th 2020
*SAMS Workshop now fully booked*